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RE: SOAP and the Web architecture

From: David Orchard <orchard@pacificspirit.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 12:46:11 -0700
Message-ID: <01C12FBF.6AD6B700.orchard@pacificspirit.com>
To: "xml-dist-app@w3.org" <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
We all know that there are intermediaries, but I'm curious about what the 
actual limits are.  I found one for Apache as a server, but not as an 
intermediary.  It seemed pretty trivial to remove the impediment in Apache.

Mark, can you shed some light on what specific limitations there are?

Where I'm going is that limits on URIs but not on message length is 
obviously because of the brower based web.  I'm not sure that this should 
preclude us from considering non-browser interactions through GET though.

Cheers,
Dave

On Tuesday, August 28, 2001 12:30 PM, Mark Nottingham [SMTP:mnot@mnot.net] 
wrote:
>
> Exactly. Most (if not all) intermediaries impose limits on URI
> length. It's not just origin servers and browsers out there...
>
>
> On Tue, Aug 28, 2001 at 09:59:58AM -0400, Hugo Haas wrote:
> > * Scott Cantor <cantor.2@osu.edu> [2001-08-27 23:47-0400]
> > > > Arguable. What spec. restricts the complexity of data sent
> > > > through GET?
> > >
> > > No spec, merely (nearly) every real world implementation.
> >
> > Actually, I found some interesting text in RFC2616[1] which I would
> > like to have more context about:
> >
> >   10.4.15 414 Request-URI Too Long
> >
> >    The server is refusing to service the request because the 
Request-URI
> >    is longer than the server is willing to interpret. This rare 
condition
> >    is only likely to occur when a client has improperly converted a 
POST
> >    request to a GET request with long query information [..]
> >
> > Maybe I am going to find some info about that in the references sent
> > out by Larry.
> >
> >   1. http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec10.html#sec10.4.15
> > --
> > Hugo Haas - W3C
> > mailto:hugo@w3.org - http://www.w3.org/People/Hugo/ - 
tel:+1-617-452-2092
> >
>
> --
> Mark Nottingham
> http://www.mnot.net/
>  
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